US President Barack Obama embraces his daughter Malia as first lady Michelle Obama, daughter Sasha and John Roberts—AFP

US President Barack Obama embraces his daughter Malia as first lady Michelle Obama, daughter Sasha and John Roberts—AFP

US President Barack Obama embraces his daughter Malia as first lady Michelle Obama, daughter Sasha and John Roberts—AFP

Politics is the art of the possible in which there can be strange bedfellows in pursuit of po-wer.

With the Israeli elections appr-oaching and Prime Mini-ster Benjamin Netany-ahu’s anti-Obama address to the joint US Congress on Iran, there is an air of unreality to the whole exercise.